January 13, 2022
Cliff Martinez Scores Steven Soderbergh’s Sci-fi-ish Thriller KIMI
KIMI is an upcoming techno-fear thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Zoë Kravitz and Rita Wilson, written and produced by David Koepp. Soderbergh’s frequent collaborator, composer Cliff Martinez (SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, SOLARIS, CONTAGION, TRAFFIC) is scoring the film.
The title refers to an Alexa/Siri-like voice-activated digital assistant called KIMI, which is in use in the apartment of an agoraphobic tech worker named Angela Childs. KIMI hears everything said in the apartment, recording it all for a Big Brother-like corporation. Angela works from the apartment as a data stream interpreter. She is shaken after overhearing a murder on a recording she’s analyzing, but it met with resistance when she tries to report it. Seeking justice, she must now do the thing she fears the most: she must leave her apartment.
KIMI is scheduled to be released on HBO Max on February 10, 2022.
Watch the film’s first trailer: